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What to Eat in Dublin

Ireland's economic revival in the 1990s was accompanied by a culinary renaissance of new, sophisticated restaurants that ditched meat and potatoes for more lively European cuisine. Now in Dublin you'll find a great mix of medium- to high-price range restaurants, which offer an astounding diversity of options. The best restaurants are found south of the Liffey, but you should be prepared to pay well for a meal. Dublin restaurants include a high value-added tax on dining.

For cakes, pudding, tarts, tea and more, recent travelers highly recommend you visit Queen of Tarts, a Dublin bakery on Dame Street. But if it's an entire Irish meal you're after, try the traveler-recommended L'Ecrivain for its delicious menu and intimate ambiance, perfect for a romantic dinner. Meanwhile, foodies should check out the contemporary Chapter One in the Rotunda neighborhood. Other cuisines, such as Thai, Asian fusion and Indian, are very popular, too; recent travelers especially praise the Indian restaurant, Veda, in Cabinteely Village. For a crash course in traditional and contemporary Irish cuisine, sign up for one of the best Dublin tours.

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  • #1
    Eatokyo Asian Street Food
    #1 of 2,814 Places to Eat in Dublin
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 80 reviewsTripadvisor (80)
    $ - $$ | Japanese, Sushi
    Talbot Street Number 4, Dublin D01 X8F8 Ireland
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  • #2
    Tang Cafe
    #2 of 2,814 Places to Eat in Dublin
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 509 reviewsTripadvisor (509)
    $ | Cafe, European, Healthy
    23c Dawson Street, Dublin D02 PW18 Ireland
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  • #3
    Glovers Alley
    #3 of 2,814 Places to Eat in Dublin
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 212 reviewsTripadvisor (212)
    $$ | Irish, European
    128 Stephen_s Green Fitzwilliam Hotel, Dublin 2 Ireland
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  • #4
    Taza
    #4 of 2,814 Places to Eat in Dublin
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 211 reviewsTripadvisor (211)
    $ - $$ | Indian, Asian, Pakistani
    2 Ardcollum Avenue Artane, Dublin D05 XW88 Ireland
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  • #5
    Bloom Brasserie
    #5 of 2,814 Places to Eat in Dublin
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1900 reviewsTripadvisor (1900)
    $ - $$ | Irish, European, Wine Bar, Central European
    11 Baggot Street Upper Dublin 4, Dublin D04 HN92 Ireland
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  • #6
    SOLE Seafood and Grill
    #6 of 2,814 Places to Eat in Dublin
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 837 reviewsTripadvisor (837)
    $$ | Irish, Seafood, European, Healthy
    18-19 South William Street, Dublin DUBLIN 2 Ireland
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  • #7
    The Stage Door Cafe
    #7 of 2,814 Places to Eat in Dublin
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 792 reviewsTripadvisor (792)
    $ | Cafe
    11 Essex Street East Temple Bar, Dublin Dublin 2 Ireland
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  • #8
    The Landmark
    #8 of 2,814 Places to Eat in Dublin
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 474 reviewsTripadvisor (474)
    $ - $$ | Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Gastropub
    The Landmark 40 Wexford Street, Dublin D02 CH68 Ireland
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  • #9
    Darkey Kelly's Bar & Restaurant
    #9 of 2,814 Places to Eat in Dublin
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1649 reviewsTripadvisor (1649)
    $ - $$ | Irish, Bar, Pub
    Fishamble Street ChristChruch, Dublin Ireland
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  • #10
    Mulberry Garden
    #10 of 2,814 Places to Eat in Dublin
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 923 reviewsTripadvisor (923)
    $$ | Irish, European, Contemporary
    Mulberry Lane Donnybrook, Dublin 04 Ireland
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  • #11
    Chapter One
    #11 of 2,814 Places to Eat in Dublin
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2396 reviewsTripadvisor (2396)
    $$ | Irish, European, Contemporary
    18-19 Parnell Sq., Dublin D01 T3V8 Ireland
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  • #12
    Murphys Ice Cream
    #12 of 2,814 Places to Eat in Dublin
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 771 reviewsTripadvisor (771)
    $ |
    27 Wicklow Street,, Dublin Ireland
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  • #13
    1900 Restaurant
    #13 of 2,814 Places to Eat in Dublin
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 360 reviewsTripadvisor (360)
    $ - $$ | French, Irish, European
    59 Harcourt Street, Dublin dublin 2 Ireland
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  • #14
    The Little Pig Speakeasy
    #14 of 2,814 Places to Eat in Dublin
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 188 reviewsTripadvisor (188)
    $ - $$ | Italian, European
    6 Glendenning Lane, Wicklow St, Dublin D02 NP97 Ireland
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  • #15
    Lemon and Duke Bar
    #15 of 2,814 Places to Eat in Dublin
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1064 reviewsTripadvisor (1064)
    $ - $$ | Irish, Bar, European, Pub
    Duke House 2 Duke Lane Upper Corner of Lemon Street and Duke Lane, Dublin D02 YK71 Ireland
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  • #16
    Gerry's Coffee Shop
    #16 of 2,814 Places to Eat in Dublin
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 344 reviewsTripadvisor (344)
    $ | Irish, Cafe
    6 Montague Street, Dublin D02 XE65 Ireland
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  • #17
    Lavanda Restaurant
    #17 of 2,814 Places to Eat in Dublin
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 180 reviewsTripadvisor (180)
    $ - $$ | Mediterranean, European, Fusion, International
    31 North Brunswick Street Stoneybatter, Dublin D7 Ireland
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  • #18
    Keshk Cafe
    #18 of 2,814 Places to Eat in Dublin
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 693 reviewsTripadvisor (693)
    $ - $$ | Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
    71 Mespil Road, Dublin Ireland
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  • #19
    Richmond Restaurant
    #19 of 2,814 Places to Eat in Dublin
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 293 reviewsTripadvisor (293)
    $ - $$ | Irish, European, Contemporary
    43 Richmond Street South Portobello, Dublin D02 X499 Ireland
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  • #20
    Restaurant SIX
    #20 of 2,814 Places to Eat in Dublin
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 194 reviewsTripadvisor (194)
    $ - $$ | Irish, European, Contemporary
    6 Cavendish Row, Upper O'Connell Street Upper O'Connell Street, Dublin D01 V3P6 Ireland
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